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Fall festivals? We've got a list for that.

From Oktoberfests to apple fests, there's something for everyone to enjoy on this list.
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ST. LOUIS — Fall is fast approaching, and festivals are a huge part of the autumnal fun that we can't resist.

We've compiled a list of some of the fall festivals in Missouri and Illinois for those who want to stay local to the St. Louis area, or may want to get of town for a weekend. 

From Oktoberfests to craft fairs and delicious local treats, there's something for everyone on this list.

October

Missouri

Hermann Oktoberfest

Hermann Oktoberfest is a yearly attraction with lots to see and do, for the month of October. Celebrate German heritage in Hermann with Oktoberfest! Beer, brats, live music and so much are offered during the festival. You can take a tour of the wineries, or visit some of the businesses in Hermann at the festival, too. 

  • Where: Hermann, Missouri.
  • When: First four weekends in October.
  • Price: Free to attend. Other activity costs vary.

To learn more about Hermann Oktoberfest, click here.

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival is a 31-year-long tradition in mid-Missouri. A kickoff parade begins the two days of fun in the small town of Hartsburg. The festival is accessible by the Katy Trail. Live music, entertainment and crowning of the 2022 Pumpkin Royalty are just a few of the exciting things at the festival.

  • Where: Hartsburg, Missouri.
    When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. 
  • Price: Free to attend. Other activity costs may vary. Free parking.
  • Dogs are allowed, but they must be on short leashes. 

To learn more about Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, click here.

Saint Charles Legends & Lanterns Festival

Legends & Lanterns is a journey through Halloween history that takes place annually in St. Charles. See some of the most notorious characters of Halloween in the festival, and maybe visit the Haunted History Trail. 

  • Where: Saint Charles, Missouri.
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 - 30. Times vary. 
  • Price: Some activities may cost.

To learn more about Legends & Lanterns, click here.

Assumption Parish Fall Festival

Assumption Parish's two-day fall festival in O'Fallon, Missouri, will be a weekend of fun with hayrides, yummy food and lots of games and activities for kids. The festival will also feature live music and raffles.

Where: 403 N Main St, O'Fallon, Missouri. 

When: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16.

Price: Free to attend. Other activity costs vary. 

To learn more about Assumption Parish's Fall festival, click here. 

Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival

The Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival brings more than 100,000 visitors, annually. Enjoy the festivals food and craft vendors, while experiencing the small town-charm of Kimmswick. There are also activities for kids like train rides, face painters and a petting zoo.

  • Where: Kimmswick, Missouri.
  • When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. 
  • Price: Free to attend. Free parking. Other activity costs vary.

To learn more about Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival, click here.

Illinois

Lebanon Fall Festival

Visit Lebanon's Fall Festival to enjoy some delicious fall treats while perusing the arts and crafts vendors at the festival. Listen to live, local music and check out all Lebanon has to offer.

  • Where: West Saint Louis Street, Lebanon, Illinois.
  • When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1.
  • Price: Free to attend. Other activities may cost.

To learn more about Lebanon's Fall Festival, click here.

Waterloo: PumpkinFest

PumpkinFest in Waterloo is an event dedicated to family fun. Enjoy the products from more than 100 vendors at the festival, play games hosted my local businesses and community groups and enjoy food and live music at the fest. Kids can get their faces painted and meet characters like Mirabel from "Encanto" and Moana! 

  • Where: Outside the Monroe County Courthouse, 100 S. Main Street,
    Waterloo, Illinois.
  • When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. Oct. 8. 
  • Price: Free to attend. Some activities may cost.

To learn more about PumpkinFest, click here.

See a fall festival we missed or you want featured? Email us the name of the festival and some information about it to KSDK-Web@ksdk.com.

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